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    I can't get enough cyclocross

    Here is my blog post after last cross race. I just love getting out there, trying to decode the best lines through the corners. Especially when I can pick a line and turn it into a pass.


    Last cyclocross race of the season is… ok, was… Saturday Endurance Racing and Training

    This is referenced in the blog post but a friend assembled a funny little video from my last race.

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    Best thing about an ultra marathon? I just get to ride my bike for X hours!

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    Dude, cross has been the best thing that has ever happened to my fitness.

    I set a PR around my local MTB loop during the MTB season at 58:15.

    Just went out yesterday after a month of cross in my legs and smashed the record by 2 mins on my singlespeed!

    Not to mention the racing so a lot more exciting than MTB. Too bad the season is only a few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    Dude, cross has been the best thing that has ever happened to my fitness.

    I set a PR around my local MTB loop during the MTB season at 58:15.

    Just went out yesterday after a month of cross in my legs and smashed the record by 2 mins on my singlespeed!

    Not to mention the racing so a lot more exciting than MTB. Too bad the season is only a few months.
    I agree. Its more exciting. Plus I like doing laps. All the mtb races I do are point to point races, so, the lap format is something different for me. Now if I had a job that allowed me to have every weekend off, I'd be set!

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    i actually find that i go into a mild depression for a few weeks after cx season is over.

    I love to mtb race too.....but the atmosphere of a cx race both before and after is so much more enjoyable. I'm finding I actually enjoy riding my cx bike more too

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    Nice! I'm in Boise as well, you should definitely go to TurkeyCross this weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Nice! I'm in Boise as well, you should definitely go to TurkeyCross this weekend!

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    I'm trying to make it work. Then, I can squeeze in another race. Ironically, I think it was your post about not racing usac. either this weekend's race or next weekend at eagle island looked like it is not usac. I'll pick the usac race because I already have the license.

    If I make it out there, I'll be in a Broken Spoke kit in cat 3 race.
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    Hope you can make it. I just checked, and both races are USAC sanctioned.
    I've come to terms with my quandry, and I'll be racing on day licenses (saving myself a few bucks,'cause I'm cheap...) until December, then I'll be getting a regular license.
    I'll be in no one's kit, racing a singlespeed in the 4s.

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    I also like the laps aspect of 'cross. I can blow an element on one lap and figure out a way to kill that same element before I get back to it on the next lap.
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    Agreed! Did my first one last weekend and loved it. Race report in link in sig
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    I agree as well! I'm kicking myself for not getting into CX sooner. Such an addictive genre of racing with an awesome atmosphere. Great training on the off season as well (MTB racing season).

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    I like CX a lot because of the vibe of the race but give me a mountain bike race anytime. I just get warmed up and the race is over. The races are too short! Nonetheless, I'm doing a race in the morning because I like to compete and the vibe is fun...

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